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Stockport School

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Curriculum Structure / Policy

“The curriculum meets students’ needs well. It provides students with a good range of opportunities to develop and use their skills in literacy and numeracy across a wide range of subjects.” - Ofsted, 2013


Curriculum Policy

The School Timetable

Key Stage 3

In Years 7 to 9 students experience a wide range of subjects across the main areas of the learning experience (scientific, mathematical, technological, aesthetic and creative, human and social, physical, moral and spiritual). All students study English, maths, science, humanities, religious studies, languages, technology, drama, art, music, ICT and physical education throughout these three years.


The Year 7 intake is placed in sets for maths and mixed ability groups for most other subjects. Students study at least one foreign language throughout Key Stage 3, emphasising the importance and status of languages in the modern world. Biology, chemistry and physics are taught in specialist laboratories. In Year 9 students begin their preparations for GCSE study. 

Key Stage 4

In Years 10 and 11 all students follow a predominantly academic curriculum with a broad range of GCSE subjects. Core GCSE subjects of English, English literature, maths and at least one modern foreign language along with a choice of a humanities subject are studied. Students also study either dual science or the three separate sciences to GCSE level.


Students choose from a wide range of optional subjects to complete their GCSE portfolio. Teaching and learning takes place mainly in ability sets for the core GCSE subjects and in mixed ability groups for optional subjects. A mentoring programme operates to provide individual support for all students in Key Stage 4. Careers education is integrated into the extended tutorial programme and all students have a work experience placement. Students are encouraged to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities and to seek opportunities to take the lead in these.


Curriculum model - 2017-18 Curriculum model - Proposed for 2018-19
KS4 Options

Options Form


Curriculum & Assessment Information for Parents and Carers

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11


Further information on the curriculum, assessment and subject area content can be found by visiting the individual Subject Area pages on the Curriculum/Subject Area link webpage. Any parents/carers who require any additional advice or guide on the content of subject area curriculum and assessment are encouraged to contact the Director of Subject for further information and support.


  • Fine Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Graphic Communication
  • History
  • Home Economics
  • 3D Art & Design
  • Music
  • Music Technology
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish
  • Sociology
  • Science (Combined)
  • Textiles
  • BTEC Sport
  • BTEC Creative Media
  • BTEC Health & Social Care

Stockport School is committed to providing students with the capability for financial understanding both within and beyond their school life. Financial Education for our students is embedded into our form time enrichment programme across Key Stage 3 and delivered within the PSHE department in Key Stage 4. Our aim is to equip students with the skills and attitudes to succeed in our ever-changing financial world. Financial Education is delivered in four core themes: how to manage money, becoming a critical consumer, managing risks and emotions associated with money and understanding the important role money plays in our lives.

The school is proud to have been recognised as a Centre of Excellence in Financial Education by the Personal Finance Education Group (Pfeg)